Making a knockout layer


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Making a knockout layer

In this exercise I'm going to demonstrate yet another application of Fill Opacity. That's in the creation of knockouts. So I've created yet another variation on this wrestler's image. It's called Propaganda.psd. It's found inside the 28_blending folder. What I want to do is I want to take this text and its border and I want to use them to cut a hole inside of my image, and burrow all the way down to the parchment below. So that Works on Paper and the border are actually rendered in parchment and I'll have a floating hole essentially that I can move around wherever I want to.

You do that by creating a knockout. So a knockout allows you to use a layer to burrow a hole through the stack. It's not necessarily an intuitive process. So the option doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense on first blush. But it's not hard to use and once you come to terms with it, you can create knockouts right, left, and center. They're really super effective inside Photosho...

Making a knockout layer
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Making a knockout layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Mastery

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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